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f 1CHK3 Inside Today WEBER STATE COLLEGE Americans for Futile Action page 4 Weber State Singers. page 6 Forrest Crawford interview page 7 Tennis player Nissenbaum feature page 10 QGDEN UTAH Volume 40 Issue 54 May 16, 1980 4 I i. - -J Societal roles increase By Michael Tupa Frederic Storaska, author of "How to Say No to a Rapist and Survive," presented his ideas on rape prevention in a Wednesday convocation, sponsored by the Associated Women Students. In a pre-convocation interview, Storaska also expressed other feelings about rape prevention. In the interview, he said he began working on rape prevention when he witnessed and broke up a rape on an11-year-old girl, 15 years ago. At ; that time, he realized the " problem of rape and found out that very little work had been done on rape prevention. He then designed the program which he later presented in theconvocation. Salary, dormitory rates both to rise Residence Hall students will pay more to live, and Weber State employees will be paid more to live on following action taken by the Institutional council Wednesday. Dorm costs will rise by 14 percent, or approximately $50 per quarter for double room occupants. The single room cost of $100 extra will remain the same. The 10-jieal plan will be eliminated, with the 14-and 19-meal plans remaining for next year. The 14-meaI rate will be $1,490 for the year and the 19-meal program will cost $1,690. The pay increases for Weber State employees will increase by about 13 percent for the 1980-81 fiscal year. The council approved a salary distribution formula which will provide faculty members with an 11 percent pay increase, plus a 1.9 percent equity adjustment bringing the average total increase to about 13 percent. Adjustment monies will go almost entirely to the two higher faculty ranks, associate and full professors. Studies have shown that lower-rank faculty members compare better with those at other institutions than the higher faculty members. Staff workers and executives are also receiving pay raises at about the 13 percent level. The council also made several administrative appointments. Dean W. Hurst will assume the newly formed vice president for college relations post, Sherwin W. Howard was named dean of humanities replacing Robert S. Mikkelsen, and Randy J. Harris of Layton was named controller to replace Thomas R. Riley, who is retiring. Students favor revised grading WSC students are overwhelmingly in favor of a plus-minus grading system, according to a recent academic survey taken by the Signpost. The grading system, which has been proposed by Faculty Senate committees as a means of giving teachers more flexibility in grading, is favored by over 70 percent of the students having an opinion. The survey, which included seven statements for students to express their opinions on, was completed by 493 day and evening students. Who represented all of the seven schools. It includes questions for which WSC administration officials requested student input before making decisions. Also drawing support from WSC sdtudents are a mathematical skills requirement for all graduates and a percentile ranking or some other marking on grade reports to show how the student stands in a particular class. Over 52 percent of WSC students are in favor of the math requirement, against only 27.2 percent who disagree. It appears, however, that most of the support for the math requirement comes from the School of Natural Sciences and the School of engineering and Technology, where 71 and 66 percent of students taking the survey are in favor of its initiation. Math classes are required for most of the majors in these areas. ,. J Continued on page 2 Storaska, a powerfully built' man, with dark, black hair cut just above his ears, and tanned face, said that Utah is one of the prettiest places in the world. Utah's inland seagulls also fascinated the former North Carolina football player. He said about society's role in rape that the blame can be put on "little boys being taught to be aggressive," while "little girls are taught to be passive." A solution would be an extensive educational program to train the parents "to get rid of social stereotypes" in child training. Training should be done in the home, he said, but if it isn't done there, then he advocated that children, age 5, should get it from an organized program rather than the streets. He also said that there's no empirical evidence of a linkage between pornography and rape. After some informal conversation, Storaska went up to the convocation in which he presented his actual rape prevention discussion before an audience composed mostly of women. His presentation had much humor, some of which was frank and questionable to some members of the audience. Storaska began by saying that movies on rape such as "Cry Rape," and others, always show the women losing battles, with assaulters after tremendous struggles. These kinds of images work to the disadvantage of women by giving them "hopelessness and helplessness," -, i Stfim 1 n y 1 ; i 9 fi 41 THEY MAY NOT LOOK LIKE the type of people you would want to tangle with, but these three members of the Utah Klu Klux Klan claim they're quite harmless. The Riverton chapter of the Knights of the KKK came on campus Wednesday to urge the deportation of Iranians. KKK appears at Weber State, calls for deportation of Iranians As if threats of "white supremists" attending last week's rally weren't enough, WSC got a taste of the real thing Tuesday when three members of the local Klu Klux Klan appeared on campus to call for the deportation of Iranian students. Clad in white robes, the Klansmen drew a small noon hour crowd of passersby to the Browning Center bus stop and passed out flyers telling of a Jewish conspiracy and calling for whites to "awaken." One of the men, who refused to give identification of any klan members, said the Iranian students are a threat here. "If war breaks out, they could participate in guerilla warfare rape livelihood he said. Rape is a problem where there is a lack of people treating others as people. Part of this paradox stems from the attitude of society in which, "you force all of one sex to be one way," either aggressive or passive, he said. Next, she must make the rapist realize she is human. Storaska said a rapist will dehumanize the woman in order to accomplish his defiling act. Excuses women can use in this situation are to say she's already pregnant and fearful of losing the baby, physical discomfort, or wants to get to know him better by going someplace else. In these ways or others, the woman has a chance to get away if the rapist can be '-T tl NUKE j V IPAN rr against us," he claimed. The men, who said they are members of other Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Riverton, Utah, warned that Iran is now controlled by communists, as is much of the United - States. Posters saying "Nuke Iran," "I am proud to be American KKK and "Iranians go home," attracted a crowd of onlookers, many of whom debated the Klansmen. A group of foreign students, including Iranians, laughed after reading the flyers and said they thought the whole thing was funny. Associate Dean of Students Darnell Haney viewed the incident as ridiculous and said, "People on this campus are reached. In extreme situations the woman can deal with the person physically, bu cupping their hands on the persons face in a "loving" way, and ten putting out their eyes with their thumbs. Women can also crusih vital areas of the rapist body, Storaska said, which will disarm him. He then went on to indicate the specific, non-violent things a woman can do in an actual assault situation. He recommended that the woman not scream or struggle because that's either works or fails, but if it fails, the woman will be raped, hurt, and possibly killed. In fact, he said, the woman Continued on Page 5 ': J - J bright enough to not support an organization of hate. The Klansmen, however, said they hoped o add college students to their "growing membership. " One representative said, "If we could persuade just one person to send for more information; about our organization, we would -feel we did our jo'o." They said the Utah KKK is for allowing races to be "equal to proser, as far as they (other races) want to advance themselves; but all they do is want to live off white man's culture." They said a revival of the Klan is now occuring and that people should not judge the Klan by its reputation for violence.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-05-16, Vol. 40, No. 54|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|